I was concerned that three of the television shows that I watch regularly—Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Blacklist—would get canceled after this season. According to the TV by the Numbers website, and Cancel Bear, these shows are most likely safe for another season. On one hand, this is great news, because I think all […]Read more "Tale of Three TV Shows"
I have a confession to make. I have no idea what’s going on in the current comic book continuity. I should be ashamed, probably. I watch a lot of comic book movies and television shows. I’m a self-professed comic book nerd. But, the truth is that the height of my nerd-dom—at least as it relates […]Read more "Diversity in Comic Books"
Last year, I re-read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, and loved it once again. Maybe I’ll read these books again in another couple of decades, if I’m lucky to be around that long. I also read Foundation’s Edge again and also liked this novel a lot. Then, I read Foundation and Earth, and the love affair […]Read more "Foundation’s Fear, by Gregory Benford: a book review."
I’ve posted a couple of things about happiness and its pursuit. This is a subject of lasting interest to me because it is one that seems genuinely universal. I know that you could argue that—at least based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—happiness is not one of our prime motivators, but I would have to, respectfully […]Read more "Happiness is a Warm List"
I just finished watched season two of Veronica Mars, and I want to begin this review with an unqualified blanket statement: Even when I don’t like this series, I still like this series. Now, I can begin to qualify this statement. Every episode of this series isn’t great. There are some uneven performances at times, […]Read more "Veronica Mars, Season 2: a review"
I am so pissed off at everyone right now. Okay. Maybe not everyone. It just seems like everyone. All of the critics started unloading on Marvel’s Iron Fist before it was even released, and then everyone else seemed to jump on the hate bandwagon. Most of the early critic reviews were based on just the […]Read more "Marvel’s Iron Fist: a review"
I recently completed the campaign on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. I think it was supposed to take 15 hours or so, but I’m sure it took me much longer. I have a history with the Uncharted series. I’ve played all of them. On the PlayStation 3 for the first three, and now on the […]Read more "Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End: a video game review"
I’ve been on board The Walking Dead fan bus since the beginning of the first season. No, I’m not an OG fan—a fan of the Image comic who started watching the show after the fact. Quite the opposite, in fact. I just began reading the comics in 2016. I’m not devouring it in one sitting. […]Read more "The Walking Dead: a review"
I’m trying to think of a way to describe the Netflix show Love. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be. Let me tell you what it is. It is a Netflix original series which has two seasons so far. 10 episodes in the first season, from last year, and 12 episodes […]Read more "Love, Season 2: a review"
I am writing a review of an 80-year-old novel. It’s older than me. Odds are, it’s older than you. And yet, it’s still read, and it’s still revered around the world as one of the masterpieces of literature. I can’t disagree. This is my second reading of The Hobbit (or, There and Back Again). I […]Read more "The Hobbit, a timely review"